Rashidul Hasan | The Daily Star
  • Rashidul Hasan

  • Defer hajj plans this year

    Although the Saudi Arabian government yesterday urged different countries to delay making hajj plans this year, suggesting the pilgrimage could be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh said it would go ahead with their preparation regarding hajj.
  • Oman to Bangladesh Flight

    No way to get home

    Several thousand Bangladeshis have been stranded in nine Middle East countries amid suspension of air communications to and from Dhaka for containing Covid-19 spread over the last two weeks.
  • 10-Day Shutdown: Lax enforcement a cause of worry

    As the authorities are set to extend the shutdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, experts have pointed out that lax enforcement of the ongoing nationwide closure has raised questions about the effectiveness of the government move.
  • ‘Everything was good, then came coronavirus’

    Mainul Islam was waiting by his rickshaw near an almost deserted Nakhalpara Rail Gate in the capital for over 20 minutes.
  • Hope battles despair on Dhaka streets

    Dhaka is eerie quiet, much like most capitals and countries around the world as they grapple with a common enemy -- the spread of the coronavirus. Bangladesh is currently in the midst of a country-wide shut down that has been in force from March 26 and will extend till April 4.